Best of Boston

2011 Best Car Wash

Allston Car Wash

When’s the last time a car-wash attendant opened a door for you? At Allston Car Wash, staffers are always courteous to customers—and make sure to dote on their vehicles, too. The crews are speedy, but never slipshod, as they tackle grit with a meticulous interior vacuuming, then banish grime with a top-of-the-line tunnel wash. The signature finishing touch: hand-drying in the form of a rubdown so thorough, it would do a masseur proud.

434 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-254-3200,